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  •  MAT 095 Introduction to Algebra
    0 credit; 6 hours (5 lecture, 1 lab)
    (Equivalent to First Year Institute USM095)
    The course has a problem solving approach that emphasizes the importance of mathematical reasoning in addressing real-world problems drawn from diverse disciplines. Topics include arithmetic (signed numbers, fractions, decimals and percents), elementary algebra (solving first degree equations, finding equations of lines, using rules of exponents), basics of geometry (area and perimeter) as well as numeracy (estimation, unit analysis). The course is intended for students with little or no algebra background.

    Admission to the course is based on placement test scores

    Syllabus: Download

     MAT 096 Elementary Algebra
    0 credit; 6 hours (5 lecture, 1 lab)
    (Equivalent to First Year Institute USM096 or USM097)
    This course provides a careful treatment of elementary algebra, beginning with linear equations, ending with quadratic equations and emphasizing the interplay between graphic and algebraic representations. Topics include straight line graphs, systems of linear equations, introduction to functions, rules of exponents, polynomial algebra, factoring, radical expressions and the quadratic formula.

    Admission to the course is based on placement test scores.

    Syllabus: Download

     MAT 097 Algebra
    3 credits; 3 hours
    This course introduces selected topics in mathematics which have significant application in other fields. For each topic studied, emphasis will be placed first on the mathematics itself, and then on one or more significant applications of the mathematics. Topics to be included will be chosen from the areas of number theory, algebra, probability and statistics, topology, computers and geometry.

    Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101, MAT096

    Syllabus: Download


     MAT 103 Early Concepts of Math for Children
    3 credits; 3 hours
    This course combines theory with practical aspects of how children learn mathematics. Students learn how to help young children to develop numerical relationships and geometric patterns. This course is of particular value to Child Development majors, prospective elementary school teachers and parents.

    Prerequisite: CSE099, MAT096

    Syllabus: Download

     MAT 104 Mathematics in Elementary Education
    3 credits; 3 hours
    This is the second course of a sequence devoted to the study of how children learn mathematics. The course examines the mathematics curriculum of the elementary school with an emphasis on how to teach it. Among the topics included are operations on rationals, geometry, measurement, and basic notions of statistics of particular value to prospective school teachers and paraprofessionals.

    Prerequisite: MAT103

    Syllabus: Download

     MAT 106 Mathematics of Medical Dosages
    2 credits; 2 hours
    This course is designed for Nursing majors and will aid them in applying basic mathematical concepts to on-the-job situations. Students will learn the various techniques of calculations. These include conversions using metric, household and apothecary systems of measurement as well as the computational methods used in the preparation of oral medication, solutions, parenteral therapy and pediatric dosages.

    Prerequisite: MAT096

    Corequisite: SCR110

    Syllabus: Download

     MAT 107 Mathematics and the Modern World
    3 credits; 3 hours
    This course introduces selected topics in mathematics which have significant application in other fields. For each topic studied, emphasis will be placed first on the mathematics itself, and then on one or more significant applications of the mathematics. Topics to be included will be chosen from the areas of number theory, algebra, probability and statistics, topology, computers and geometry.

    Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101, MAT096

    Syllabus: Download


     MAT 112 College Algebra with Modeling
    3 credits; 3 hours
    This course will start with a review of basic algebra skills such as factoring and solving linear equations, and equalities, and proceed to a study of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions. These functions will be used in applications involving simple mathematical modeling where students will engage in inquiry activities aimed at improving critical-thinking skills. A scientific calculator is required. Prerequisite: CSE099, MAT096 or Placement

    Syllabus: Download

     MAT 115 College Algebra and Trigonometry
    3 credits; 4 hours (3 lecture, 1 lab)
    This course will start with a review of basic algebra (factoring, solving linear equations, and equalities, etc.) and proceed to a study of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. These functions will be used in applications involving simple mathematical modeling where students will engage in inquiry activities aimed at improving critical thinking skills. Prerequisite: MAT096, COMPASS scores of 35 or higher on the Pre-algebra portion and between 40 and 54 inclusive on the Algebra portion.

    Note: A student may be placed in MAT200 with COMPASS scores of 35 or higher on the Pre-algebra portion and 55 or higher on the Algebra portion.

    Syllabus: Download

     MAT 120 Elementary Statistics I
    3 credits; 4 hours (3 lecture, 1 lab)
    This course presents the fundamental concepts and computational techniques of elementary statistics. Topics studied include statistical graphs, measures of central tendency, standard deviation, percentiles, probability, binomial and normal distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and linear correlation/ regression. Students will use a statistical software package to obtain basic sample statistics and graphs for data analysis. A graphing calculator will be used for routine computations.

    Prerequisite: CSE099, MAT096

    Syllabus: Download


     MAT 121 Elementary Statistics II
    3 credits; 3 hours
    As a sequel to MAT120, this course develops the methods of statistical inference including experimental design, sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing and decision making.

    Prerequisite: MAT120

    Syllabus: Download


     MAT 132 History of Mathematics
    3 credits; 3 hours
    This course serves as an examination of the theoretical developments of mathematics from antiquity to the end of the last century. Mathematical thought will be studied in relation to the social, economic and technological forces of various crucial periods. Among the topics treated historically are systems of numeration, logic, geometry from Euclid through Riemann, and the development of the modern computer beginning with primitive instruments.

    Prerequisite: ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101, MAT096

    Syllabus: Download

     MAT 200 Precalculus
    4 credits; 5 hours (4 lecture, 1 lab)
    This course is intended as a preparation for the study of Calculus. Functions and their graphs will be analyzed theoretically within a framework that emphasizes their roles in applied settings. Particular attention will be placed on polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric models. The use of graphing utilities as analytical tools will be emphasized. Each student is required to have a graphing calculator.

    Prerequisite: MAT115, COMPASS scores of 35 or higher on the Pre-algebra portion and 55 or higher on the Algebra portion.

    Syllabus: Download


     MAT 201 Calculus I
    4 credits; 4 hours
    This course is the first of a three-course sequence designed to provide students with an appreciation of the usefulness and power of calculus. The course covers the fundamentals of the differential calculus of elementary functions and includes an introduction to integral calculus. Among the topics studied are limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.

    Prerequisite: MAT200

    Syllabus: Download


     MAT 202 Calculus II
    4 credits; 4 hours
    This is a course designed to provide students with an appreciation of the usefulness and power of calculus. Emphasis will be placed on the application of calculus to various disciplines. Among the topics studied are the definite integral, area, formal integration and applications of integration.

    Prerequisite: MAT201

    Syllabus: Download


     MAT 203 Calculus III
    4 credits; 4 hours
    This is the third course in the calculus sequence and is designed to build upon the concepts and techniques of MAT201-202 and to provide a more rigorous conceptual grounding for the entire calculus sequence. Topics to be covered include limits and continuity, indeterminate forms, infinite series, the Taylor expansion and applications, solid geometry, the calculus of several variables, and an introduction to partial derivatives.

    Prerequisite: MAT202

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     MAT 204 Elementary Differential Equations
    4 credits; 4 hours
    This course considers selected problems and mathematical models which generate ordinary differential equations. Both numerical and analytical methods will be used to obtain solutions. Geometrical interpretation of differential equations will be emphasized, and where feasible, solutions utilizing computer methods will be explored. Topics also include boundary-value problems, linear systems, and Laplace Transforms. Applications to classical mechanics and electric circuits will be examined.

    Prerequisite: MAT202;    Pre- or Corequisite: MAT203

    Syllabus: Download


     MAT 210 Linear Algebra
    3 credits; 3 hours
    This course is designed to introduce students to the theory and applications of algebraic structures by focusing on the solutions of systems of linear equations. The algebraic properties of these solutions will be analyzed and generalized in the theory of vector spaces. Matrices will be treated both as computational aids and as objects possessing algebraic structure in their own right. Major applications will be developed, including project(s) on various topics using linear algebra techniques and computer software.

    Prerequisite: MAT201 or MAT242

    Syllabus: Download


     MAT 212 Linear Algebra and Vector Analysis for Engineers
    3 credits; 3 hours
    This course serves as an extension of the traditional calculus sequence and contains additional topics relevant to students majoring in engineering. Topics include matrix algebra, systems of linear equations and Gaussian elimination method, determinant of a matrix, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, parametric curves and surfaces, arc length, line and surface integrals, fundamental theorem for line integrals, curl and divergence, Green’s theorem, Stokes’ theorem and Divergence theorem. Major applications will be developed.

    Prerequisite: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESE099, ENC101;    Pre-Corequisite: MAT203 or equivalent

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     MAT 221 Introduction to Probability
    4 credits; 4 hours
    This course is an introduction to the theory of probability. The topics studied are basic theorems of probability, permutations and combinations, discrete and continuous random variables, univariate and multivariate probability distributions, jointly distributed random variables, independent identically distributed random variables, moments, moment-generating functions, the central limit theorem, laws of large numbers, confidence interval, hypothesis testing, chi-square methods, and simple linear regression.

    Prerequisite: MAT203

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     MAT 230 Introduction to Discrete Mathematical Structures
    4 credits; 4 hours
    This course covers mathematical concepts essential for continued study in computer science and related fields. Topics of study include: set theory, propositional calculus and rules of reasoning, algorithms and complexity, elementary number theory including applications, recursion, counting principles with applications and graph theory.

    Prerequisite:CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101, MAT096;    Pre- or Corequisite: MAT201

    Syllabus: Download


     MAT 231 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
    3 credits; 3 hours
    This course introduces students to the foundations of discrete mathematics. The topics of study include propositional logic, methods of proof, set theory, relations and functions, mathematical induction and recursion, and elementary combinatorics.

    Prerequisites: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099/ENC101

    Syllabus: NA


     MAT 241 Technical Mathematics I
    4 credits; 4 hours
    This course helps students to appreciate the usefulness of mathematics in today’s technical world. The concepts of college algebra and trigonometry are presented with emphasis on their applications in science and technology. Topics include analytic geometry, trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs, system of linear equations, matrices and complex numbers.

    Prerequisite: MAT096

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     MAT 242 Technical Mathematics II

    4 credits; 4 hours
    This is the second course in the Technical Mathematics sequence. Scientific methods of differential calculus are developed and applied to solving practical problems. Topics include differentiation and integration of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, curve sketching, rectilinear motion, extrema, area and volume.

    Prerequisite:MAT241

     

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     MAT118 - Introductory Statistics

    3 Credits, 2 Lecture Hours, 1 Lab Hour 

     

    This course introduces eligible non-STEM majors to fundamental concepts and methods of elementary statistics. Topics studied include statistical graphs, measures of central tendency and spread,  probability, binomial and normal distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and linear correlation/regression. Students will use a statistical software package to work on data analysis projects related to current issues. ePortfolio use for projects is recommended. A calculator is required. 

     

    Pre-Requisite: MAT 096 or Waiver  

     

    Syllabus: Download 

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